Some great news came through yesterday, Createspace have now made their titles available for UK distribution. This means that Stags! and Mmm...No1...Cookbook are now available in paperback on Amazon.co.uk.
Stags! in paperback in the UK
Mmm...No1...Cookbook in paperback in the UK
Stags! is already available, but the Createspace edition is a superior quality to the one through Fastprint. I never really intended to make Mmm...No1...Cookbook available in paperback but as I did not have to put any effort in its a real bonus.
The Createspace move could signal a killer blow for Print On Demand publishers such as Fastprint, as I'm sure they won't have the muscle of Createspace, and having published two books through Createspace already I will certainly use them again, not only because of the superior quality, but also because of the significantly lower initial outlay.
I may even become a prolific author in the next few months!
Incidentally, Stags! is no longer free on Kindle, but the benefits of the campaign are showing as it is currently in 3 bestseller lists on Amazon.
#29 in Books>Fiction>Humour
#54 in Kindle Store>Books>Humour
#59 in Books>Humour>Fiction
It has also gone up in these categories today, which may be to do with the vagaries of the Amazon ranking system than any increase in sales.
Still, its ahead of such notables as Oscar Wilde (I bet he'll be upset), Sophie Kinsella, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and, of course, PG Wodehouse.